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Deadline: November 22, 2009

There is a rising star in the world of country and country pop music. Who? Taylor Swift, born on December 13, 1989.

According to Wikipedia in their write up, “In 2006, she released her debut single “Tim McGraw”, which peaked at number six on the Billboard country charts. Later in October 2006, she released her self-titled debut album, which produced five hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and was certified 3× Multi-Platinum by the RIAA. The New York Times described Swift as “one of pop’s finest songwriters, country’s foremost pragmatist and more in touch with her inner life than most adults”.[3]”

So what’s this young woman up to now? Well, check out this sweepstakes being promoted by CMT on our New Features page to see all the greatest information about the On Tour with Taylor Swift Sweepstakes.

Here’s some details for you to keep in mind:

  1. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States and District of Columbia (excluding Hawaii and Alaska)
  2. Must be at least 18 years of age or older at time of entry
  3. Limit one (1) entry per Online Entrant per day

1Sweeps wants YOU to ENJOY! We strongly recommend, however, that you be sure to read the rules.

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Have you ever wondered if it’s worth entering sweepstakes and contests? Maybe you are thinking what’s the use – no one ever wins; or do they? Well, I’m here to tell you that yes, they do; and yes, it is possible to win.

I’m reminded of a colleague of mine at Contest Queen. Read all about how she won a trip to London, England. How did she do it? Well, Read Here to read all about her excursions and see some fantastic photos.  How did she win? I’m sure she can tell you much better than I can. Read on, though, to get my perspective on what I think it takes to improve your chances of winning.

First of all,  I would recommend that you decide what type of sweepstakes you really want to win. Then actually view yourself as having won that prize. For example, if you really want to win a cruise, picture yourself actually being told you won. You can even go further and see yourself on the ship sunning yourself by the pool. It can even help to post notes to yourself throughout your house – something similar to I am going to win a cruise to the Bahamas. Be specific. It’s all about positive thinking.

Another tip I can offer is to focus your energies on entering as many sweepstakes as you have the time for on those sweepstakes that pertain to your goal.  The more you enter, the better your chances of winning the prize you want. Don’t just focus on one website to enter your contests and sweepstakes. There are plenty of them out there like 1Sweepstakes.com or From the Contest Queen.

My last tip for this evening is to have patience. Winning the prize of your dreams probably won’t happen overnight. Even though it seems like you’ll never win that new car you’ve always wanted, or a new house, or a trip, or whatever your goal is, Don’t give up.  As John Quincy Adams once said, “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.”

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Have you ever wondered where the word “sweepstakes” came from? I did, so I thought I would check it out and see what I could find out and then share it with you.

According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, the etymology is “Middle English sweepstake is one who wins all the stakes in a game, from swepen to sweep + stake.” Now I bet you, like me, probably thought that sweepstakes are a fairly recent occurrence, right? Nope. This originates all the way back to 1774 and was most commonly associated with horse racing.

Sweepstakes and contests are popular among all age groups. While most of the sweepstakes target young adults (18+) on up to senior citizens, you will find that more and more sweepstakes and contests are targeting the stay-at-home moms. Especially now when times are hard, more and more people are entering sweepstakes and contests in the hopes that they will win Christmas gifts for their kids. There are no limits as to what country or region a sweeper (more or less a “sweepstakesaholic” that loves entering sweepstakes) comes from.

Oh, did I say contest? Isn’t that the same as a sweepstakes? Well, no. You generally will be able to enter a sweepstakes more easily than you will by entering a contest. Let’s take a closer look at the two.

A high number of sweepstakes are free to enter, and they don’t take any kind of skill to be able to win. Winners are chosen at random. If a person was chosen purely randomly, then that individual has more than likely entered a sweepstakes. In contrast however, contests do take some skill. Who writes the best short story or can draw the best piece of art? If you are entering an event such as a puzzle or you need to demonstrate some level of skill, then that would be a contest.

So if it’s a rainy day outside or you’re bored or you’ve seen all the movies on TV, why not try your hand at entering contests or sweepstakes and see how you like it. They can be a lot of fun.

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What am I going to do? My horse pulled up lame and my old Chevy truck blew a gasket. I’ve got an idea. I can Hurry and Enter! and enter to win in the Win a Twelve-Month Lease On a New Mercedes-Benz Sweepstakes. It’s easy – I can 1. Browse all their vacation info, 2. Request a free travel info or download a brochure, and 3. Complete their easy order form. I couldn’t ask for anything easier.

Why not try it too? It also includes a trip to Fort Walton Beach, FL to receive the vehicle and $500 for travel expenses. Make sure you read the rules though. I wish you luck!

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Have you ever wondered where the word “sweepstakes” came from? I did, so I thought I would check it out and see what I could find out and share it with my readers.

According to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, the etymology is “Middle English sweepstake is one who wins all the stakes in a game, from swepen to sweep + stake.”  Now I bet you, like me, probably thought that sweepstakes are a fairly recent occurrence, right? Nope. This originates all the way back to 1774 and was most commonly associated with horse racing.

Sweepstakes and contests are popular among all age groups. While most of the sweepstakes target young adults (18+) on up to senior citizens, you will find that more and more sweepstakes and contests are targeting the stay-at-home moms. There are no limits as to what country or region a sweeper (more or less a “sweepstakesaholic” that loves entering sweepstakes) comes from.

Oh, did I say contest? Isn’t that the same as a sweepstakes? Well, no. You generally will be able to enter a sweepstakes more easily than you will by entering a contest. Let’s take a closer look at the two.

A high number of sweepstakes are free to enter, and they don’t take any kind of skill to be able to win. Winners are chosen at random. If a person was chosen purely randomly, then that individual has more than likely entered a sweepstake. In contrast however, contests do take some skill. Who writes the best short story or can draw the best piece of art. If you are entering an event such as a puzzle or you need to demonstrate some level of skill, then that would be a contest.

So if it’s a rainy day outside or you’re bored or you’ve seen the TV programs, why not try your hand at entering contests or sweepstakes and see how you like it. They can be a lot of fun.

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